Dog Training Raleigh NC

Professional Dog Training Programs in North Carolina

Offering Quality Dog Training Solutions in Raleigh

Proven, trusted solutions to build relationships between dogs and their owners

Highland Canine Training, LLC provides a number of dog training services in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas. Our professional dog trainer, James Ragland, has the expertise, education and knowledge to help you resolve even the most problematic of dog behaviors.

Over several years, Highland Canine Training has developed a reputation for diagnosing and resolving troublesome dog behaviors. Our goal is to provide our clients in Raleigh with the dog training solutions they require to effectively deal with every type of issue, covering everything from simple obedience training, to more troublesome aggression and behavioral problems. 

We work with all types of dogs – old or young, big or small – and specialize in dogs which other trainers consider “hard to train”. We have successfully rehabilitated hundreds of dogs which others have suggested should be euthanized.

For our clients in Raleigh, we offer private lessons,  board and train programs, search and rescue training, and puppy classes. Specialized training is available on request – contact James for more details.

Highland Canine Training offers professional, proven dog training services based on humane and motivational techniques. We treat all dogs and their owners with respect, courtesy and humility, all with the aim of achieving the best possible results for everyone we work with – humans and animals alike.

Questions? Speak with James today at (984) 989-8753 and find out how he can help!

James Ragland

Your Raleigh, NC Dog Trainer

A lifelong animal lover, James has an incredible passion for dogs. He cites learning to bond with dogs – as well as their companionship – as the things he values most in his interactions with our four-legged friends.

James graduated from the Master Dog Trainer program at the School for Dog Trainers in 2021. The Master Dog Trainer program is an intensive 24-week dog trainer program which covers all facets of dog training.

After graduation, James served an internship at Highland Canine Training’s dog training center in Harmony, NC, where he shadowed several members of the team to further expand his knowledge.

James says that he enjoys the world of dog training as it is a constant learning experience – and whilst the training principles remain broadly similar, every day is different. He particularly enjoys trailing and spent significant portions of his internship helping the working dog team at Highland Canine Training.

For dog owners in Raleigh, James offers a variety of services, including private lessons, behavior modification, board and train programs, SAR training, and puppy classes. He is also an AKC CGC evaluator. James is motivated to make a difference to human-dog relationships in the area.

“I love building relationships with dogs – and building relationships between dogs and their owners.

I want to help dog owners in Raleigh to enjoy healthy relationships with their dogs, where they can live a happy, frustration-free life together.”

Dog Training Locations

James proudly serves the following areas:

  • Raleigh
  • Clayton
  • Garner
  • Smithfield
  • Fuquay-Varina

FREE evaluations are available. Contact James for details!

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Dog Training Programs

James offers the following services to our clients in Raleigh:

james ragland raleigh nc dog trainer

James is proud to offer a variety of dog training services in Raleigh. These include:

Private Lessons & Behavior Modification

Our private lessons and behavioral modification programs help you to achieve the results you need with your dog. 

With private lessons, our trainers come to your home once per week. Following an initial evaluation, our trainers use their knowledge and experience to develop an action plan to help you achieve your goals. We place importance on teaching owners the best way to maintain these behaviors for the future. 

All of our training programs are guaranteed and include free follow-up training for the life of the dog. Contact James today for more information!

Board and Train Programs

We are proud to offer Board & Train programs for our clients in the Raleigh, NC area.

Our Board & Train programs allow you to leave your dog with our professional dog trainer for three or six weeks. During that time, we will work with your dog on a daily basis to resolve problematic behaviors. When you pick up your dog, we’ll show you how to maintain your dog’s new behaviors.

Contact James for more information on our Board and Train programs. Our evaluations are free and our training programs are guaranteed for the life of the dog. 

Search and Rescue Training

With their enhanced sense of smell,  impeccable hearing and lasting endurance, dogs are often regarded as the most valuable resource in efforts to locate missing individuals.

At Highland Canine, we recognize the importance of training search and rescue dogs and offer comprehensive programs for handlers and dogs. Search and Rescue dogs can be trained in tracking, trailing, land or water cadaver, amongst several other skills. 

If you have a search and rescue dog you wish to train, or are interested in a SAR certification program, contact James today for more information!

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